This amazing and wonderful project is still going ahead beautifully. Pip McKay, my mentor, and Trainer joined our group and recently went to Africa and visited the Village with Father Stephen. Pip donated enough money to buy the Piggery and Pigs to start out with. We had already purchased a chicken house and 800 chickens and the feed with your wonderful donations. So now the biggest issue is the continual provision of food for all the animals. The cost of hiring a truck to get the corm milled is becoming unaffordable. The best project moving forward is to buy a corn mill so this can be done at the village. The costs would be recovered in only three months of not hiring a truck to get the corn milled outside the village. Other villages could also come and pay for their corn to be milled. We sent over another $250 generously given to us by Rosalyn and Pip added another $600 while she was there to go toward the corn mill.
Another great meeting took place in the village about how the village can be sustainable. The idea came up that each person or family in the village be given something to plant like corn or sweet potato. They can use some of that for themselves and trade some for eggs. Then they can trade some for a chicken that lays its own eggs. They can trade some eggs for a couple of piglets so they are looking after their own existence. Then they could trade a piglet for a second hand bike to help them collect the water or to ride to school on so the 7 mile journey each way is more bearable.
So thank you all for your contributions, however big and or small, as this village is now looking at a future of sustainability for a much brighter future than the one it perceived before we began sponsoring it. With many hands everyone survives and grows. THANK YOU